Showing posts with label John English. Show all posts
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Governor General’s History Awards

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented the 17th annual Governor General’s History Awards, where he honoured Canadian teachers, museums, research facilities, and other institutions for the work that has been done in history.

The Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media - the Pierre Berton Award - went to two very deserving recipients - Réal Bélanger, Directeur général adjoint, Québec, Quebec, and John English, General Editor, Toronto, Ontario. They are the people behind the Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB/DBC).

The University of Toronto and the Université Laval, started the dictionary in 1959, and it has fully sourced biographies written about people who have died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.

May I say that I have used the dictionary many times for the biographies of the people, and as a guideline for the sources of the material that is used in the biographies. It continues to be one of the best places on the Internet to conduct Canadian research.

To read about the dictionary, you can go to the

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